I believe security is good if it accomplishes what it is intended for. But many that are not secure because for a decade they were told they were fine; "don't worry about it, you have all that you need". Now everything is turned upside down. Security is only good if it is used. Unless someone has a magic plan to get the public to use the new secure software that seems to be invented regularly for the past six to eight months, many of it may go obsolete before the first anniversary of the software arrives.
Now that new rules are in place I don't believe you are anymore private than you was before the new rules. The NSA is a very private entity. Security suppose to be top notch. Keeping things hush-hush is part of their job. So they very well could do this behind our backs, and we would be none the wiser. We only know what few areas we were told they are storing on us. But it's a lot. You don't think they need over one million square feet, and contain Four 25,000-square-foot facilities to house rows and rows of servers that can hold endless data just to store phone and Google searches do you? These are just the ones we know about.
Read between the lines. http://www.wired.com/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/1
Comcast is expected to announce on Thursday an agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable for more than $45 billion in stock, a deal that would combine the biggest and second-biggest cable television operators in the country. For Comcast, which completed its acquisition of NBC Universal, the television and movie powerhouse, from General Electric less than a year ago, the latest deal would be its second big act to radically reshape the media landscape in the United States. And the merger is almost certain to bring to an end a protracted takeover battle that Charter Communications has been waging for Time Warner Cable.
For consumers, this means an even larger company with a reputation for poor customer service aggressively lobbying against things like net neutrality."
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